21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow Jacket and cecropia moth caterpillar.

A Yellow Jacket landed and appeared threatening to this Cecropia moth caterpillar. The caterpillar twisted away from the curious visitor but the yellow Jacket climbed on the giant's orange colored, spiky things and did not appear to like it. He flew away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Flint, Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © Gregory Seitz